ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 276
In this 276th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Romanian legend of “VIRFUL CU DOR.”
A great hora, that is a great festival and dance, was held in Sinaia, Romania the like of which had never been seen before with people from all around the Bucegi region came to the hora.
What a stamping and shouting there were amid the merry dancers! The maidens seemed to hover in the air, as though their dainty feet, peeping out from the narrow petticoat, never touched the ground. Their shifts were gaily and richly embroidered, and glittered with gold, like the coins that hung on their necklets.
A little to one side, a handsome shepherd, Jonel, stood leaning upon his staff and watched the hora with his dark eyes. Soon they discovered what they sought, and their sparkling gaze was fixed upon a maiden, Irina, who did not seem to notice him at all. The maiden was fair—fair as the most beautiful flower; nay, lovelier far than the gentian or the Alpine rose, more delicate than the edelweiss. Irina was fair, very fair, and Jonel, the young shepherd, gazed upon her ceaselessly. At last he too drew near the circle and grasped her hand.
Towards the end of the dance he tells her he has to take his herds down into the valley for winter and asks her to wait for him. She mocks him and tells him she will only wait if he does what is impossible to do.
So, in order to win the love of his life, Jonel takes up the challenge, but will the challenge be too much for Jonel or will he succeed? Will Jonel’s win the hand of Irina forever more or will disaster strike leaving Irina berefit and ashamed of her last words to Jonel? To find out, you are invited to download and read the story for yourself.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
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